Does US citizenship transfer to the adopted children of a US-born person who adopts children while living in another country?
e.g. Bob was born in the US. He moves to Europe and adopts a child. Will that child inherit Bob's US citizenship?
- W.T. DoorLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Only if the child's adoptive parent is in the US military can the requirement for the child to enter the USA to naturalize be avoided.
Realize that if US citizenship though adoption was automatic with no requirement to travel to the USA then citizenship fraud through adoption would be epidemic.
It is like the common but incorrect belief that if one is born aboard a US flagged aircraft or ship above or in international waters one obtains US citizenship. If that were true then fleets of US flagged ships would leave ports like Accra and Lagos every day loaded with pregnant women enroute to international waters to have their children.
- capitalgentlemanLv 72 months ago
Not automatically. It would have to be applied for.
- PearlLv 72 months ago
it might, i would ask immigration this question
- EdwenaLv 72 months ago
Adoption of a child under 16 by a US citizen is automatic US citizenship. It is by the judge's ruling and skips the immigration process entirely. There may be some requirement about residing in the USA.